A Close Up With – The Kelpies


The Kelpies are the worlds largest equine sculptures, standing a towering 30m (100ft). They were constructed from a puzzle of 30,000 pieces of steel and opened to the public in 2014. Scottish Canals commissioned them to commemorate a new canal linking the Forth and Clyde Canal to the River Carron. Designed by Glasgow based artist Andy Scott, who drew inspiration from the Clydesdale horses that pulled heavy barges filled with the products of industry, through the Scottish canals. The Kelpies are a fitting tribute to these horses and the industrial heritage of the area.

In 2014 David and I took a tour of this wondrous feat of engineering and art. The Kelpies are lit up in a different colour nightly. We visited when they were red!

Have you visited the Kelpies? What were your impressions?

Thanks for reading,

Christine x

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6 thoughts on “A Close Up With – The Kelpies

  1. They look amazing and your pictures really capture that. 😁. As you know we are off to Scotland in the summer and I would love to visit the Kelpies. My other half is not so keen though so may have to save them for another trip. I love the picture of you feeding a kelpie an apple. 🙂
    P.S. Your book arrived this morning. That was very prompt. I shall look forward to reading it. 🙂

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